Western Union Co (WU)

WU (NYSE:Financial Services)
pos +0.00
Today's Range: 16.81 - 17.21 | WU Avg Daily Volume: 5,358,800
Last Update: 01/30/15 - 4:01 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -5.08%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $17.13
52 Week Range: $14.60 - $18.66
Oustanding Shares: 522,627,069
Market Cap: 8,952,601,692
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WU
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 5 5 5
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 12 12 11
Moderate Sell 1 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.95 2.80 2.80 2.79
Latest Dividend: 0.12
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.92%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/12/14
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.50
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WU Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.50 11.60 25.69
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
1.80% 8.49% -10.85%
Revenue -2.20 0.07 0.02
Net Income -22.20 -0.12 -0.04
EPS -15.50 0.04 0.01
Earnings for WU:
Revenue 5.54B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/14) Qtr (03/15) FY (12/14) FY (12/15)
Average Estimate $0.34 $0.38 $1.50 $1.58
Number of Analysts 15 13 17 17
High Estimate $0.38 $0.40 $1.55 $1.69
Low Estimate $0.32 $0.34 $1.44 $1.46
Prior Year $0.31 $0.37 $1.43 $1.50
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 9.89% 1.46% 5.22% 4.89%
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Sham Gad

 | Jan 27, 2015 | 11:30 AM EST

Western Union, MoneyGram remain good investment prospects.

bearishWestern Union downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Jan 14, 2015 | 7:11 AM EST

WU was downgraded from Neutral to Underperform, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $16 price target. Company faces several growth headwinds and is a potential value trap. 


Herb Greenberg

 | Oct 16, 2014 | 10:30 AM EDT

When will real short-selling come back into vogue?


David Katz

 | Jul 31, 2014 | 12:30 PM EDT

Western Union is cheap, but its fundamentals and outlook are shaky.

bearishWestern Union numbers cut at Sterne Agee

Oct 30, 2013 | 8:17 AM EDT

Shares of WU now seen reaching $20, according to Sterne Agee. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Buy rating. 

bullishWestern Union upgraded at Sterne Agee

Sep 16, 2013 | 7:55 AM EDT

WU was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Sterne Agee said. $22 price target. Momentum is building as the company is moving through a transition year. 

bearishWestern Union downgraded at JP Morgan

Aug 14, 2013 | 7:59 AM EDT

WU was downgraded to Underweight, JP Morgan said. Valuation call, as the stock is up 37% year-to-date.

bullishWestern Union numbers raised at Citi

Jul 31, 2013 | 8:24 AM EDT

WU earnings estimates were raised to reflect the second quarter beat, said Citigroup. Price target goes to $19.

bullishWestern Union estimates increased at Citi

May 1, 2013 | 8:06 AM EDT

WU earnings estimates were raised due to increased buybacks, but also reflect transaction weakness, said Citigroup.

bullishWestern Union numbers upped at Credit Suisse

May 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM EDT

WU estimates were boosted through 2014, Credit Suisse said. Company is seeing higher transaction rates and buying back stock. Neutral rating and new $17 price target. 

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